Saturday, 12 August 2017

EDINBURGH FRINGE REVIEW: Thrill Me - The Leopold & Loeb Story at the C Too

Chicago, 1924. A Shocking true story of two law students who kidnapped and murdered a 14-year-old boy in their desire to commit the perfect crime.

Recent graduates Ellis Dackombe & Harry Downes play beautifully opposite each other in this thrilling production. Downes impressively captures Leopold’s seeming vulnerability in his performance and Dackombe’s Loeb is the perfect concoction of psychopath and charmer. Superbly directed by Guy Retallack, the two gentlemen manoeuvre around the stage with ease taking the audience on a journey of love, mystery, murder and deceit.

Special mention must go to Musical Director Kris Rawlinson, who plays pretty much none-stop for almost 90 minutes. He pours life into the score and brings a huge amount of animation to the piece, moving the musical along and proving to be the final element to complete this fantastic production. 

Review by Bryan Mennings

Rating: ★★★★
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